There are so many things that I love about photography. One of them is the opportunity to get to know other families. We, as a population, are running a constant rat race. We’re all trying to be the first or the best at something. Sadly, I think parenthood is like that too. There’s always going to be a mom who’s better. There’s always going to be a dad who’s the best. In a world so torn by judgment and hate, documentary photography opens our eyes to the idea that, maybe, we’re not all that different at all. Maybe we’re all just trying as hard as we can to be the best that we can be. My clients open their homes and hearts to me, and that is a privilege I will never take for granted. I believe it takes a lot for someone to be as vulnerable as a documentary client; your home and routine gets put on display, making you susceptible to judgment. But if we all just took a moment to observe and take it in, you’d see that we’re not all that different. This session fed my soul in so many ways. Watching a family connect and interact with each other is a beautiful thing, and this little guy had the most contagious smile. Finding beauty in the mundane is my life’s mission.
I am a wife and mama to two little miracles from Morgantown, West Virginia. I've had a passion for photography my entire life, but when I had my daughter three years ago, I felt a deep urge to capture her every move. Her tiny baby feet and hands were changing every day, and I wanted a way that I could hold on to those memories forever. Photography is a gift that I provide my family with. I want my children to have authentic documentation of their childhood. I, wholeheartedly, believe that photography is an heirloom. I am living my dream by getting to know other families and telling their story through a series of photographs. I love to learn about, and document, what you love about your family. Babies change fast. The beautiful chaos of life is something you'll want to remember the rest of your life. Helping other families provide an heirloom for their children is my life's mission.
These pictures are beautiful and made me cry. I love this family and your pictures. What an awesome idea.
Thank you so much, Jessie!
I love this post! And documentary sessions – so fun and real, which I appreciate:)
Keep it up!
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.